Welcoming All

Board members, staff and key volunteers of festivals and arts/cultural events are invited to Welcoming All, a free accessibility training, to be held October 2 in St. Cloud and October 29 in St. Peter.

The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Festivals and Events Association, Minnesota Access Alliance, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Presenter Diane Nutting will work with participants to explore how elements of accessibility and inclusion can be applied in festival planning, design and implementation. An overview of disability awareness will highlight examples of successful accessibility and inclusion frameworks.

Diane Nutting is a consultant at the intersections of disability, arts and education, providing training, project coordination and strategic planning services for cultural arts institutions and agencies. She recently collaborated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the High Museum of Art, Ford’s Theatre, and the United States Botanic Garden. Since 2016 she has worked with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage as Accessibility Coordinator for the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the grounds of the National Mall, as well as other festival partnerships and events.

The training is free, but advance registration is required. (A St. Paul session is already full.) Please click below to register:
St. Cloud, Wednesday, October 2, 5:00 – 7:30 PM
St. Cloud Great River Regional Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St.

St. Peter, Tuesday, October 29, 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Art Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Avenue
CART captioning and ASL interpreting will be provided, speaker will be amplified, and assisted listening devices are available.
To ask questions or request other accommodations, contact 651-539-2689 or

This session is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, in partnership with the Minnesota Festival Events Association, and with support from the Minnesota Access Alliance.

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